BJJ INSTRUCTIONALS VIDEOS — 28 January 2014
Why You SHOULD Be Wearing A Rash Guard On The Mat!

Through my years of grappling, I’ve seen all sorts of trends come and go in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.  Whether it’s moves, techniques or apparel, they all come and go with little to no staying power.

One trend, however, has seemed to find it’s place in the grappling world, and rightfully so.Combat-Warrior-Grappling-Tight-02-250x300

As both a Gi and No-Gi grappler, I find that having a rash guard is essential to my ability to pull off submissions in the later rounds of rolling or a match.

In my book, there is only one rash guard to use, and that’s from the good folks over at Combat Skin!  They offer some high quality products at an affordable price, and will be sure to help take your game to the next level.

But exactly can a rash guard help with?

One Of The Many Benefits of The Rash Guard

There are countless reasons as to why you should be looking into getting a rash guard right now!  They offer many benefits for a grappler when they are used; however, one reason stands out to me, especially for the No-Gi grapplers out there.

A major benefit of the rash guard is that it helps with grips.  It’s common that when sweat builds up on one part of the body, it will likely make its way to other parts such as our hands and palms.  Couple this with the fact that our opponent is also sweating, and then we are just asking not to hit a submission!

We’re all die hard Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players, so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know just how important proper grips are when it comes to being a superior grappler.

A Perfect Move For No-Gi Rash Guard Wearers!

One move that requires proper grips is the classic armbar from guard. Let’s take a closer look as to how you can execute this move while wearing your Combat Skin rash guard:

  • Break your opponents’ posture.
  • Get a grip on the outside of their wrist.
  • Bring your elbow to his elbow, and place your foot on the same-side hip.
  • Take your opposite leg, and bring it up and clamp down on their far-side shoulder.
  • While doing this, make sure their wrist is staying firmly in place on your chest.
  • Bring the foot you had on their hip over and finish off the submission hold.

And there you have it, an effective, basic submission!  The rash guard would help you make sure you have his arm firmly in place, and won’t slip off when you go to finish the hold.  The sweat becomes a non-factor and you have clear sailing to finish the hold.

So make sure you go and check out the Combat Skin website to find the best deals and gear out there on the market today!  Trust me, you will not regret it one bit!  Now go score some submissions in style.

See the full review of Combat Skin’s Rash Guard at ScienceofSkill.com.

Dan Faggella

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